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The influential politician recently held up Nigeria’s revenue system as a model for Kenya to consider.

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At least one million children are trafficked in South Africa every year, influential TV presenter Lerato Kganyago tweeted to her 1.2 million followers.

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Reflecting on the independence of the Kenyan courts, David Maraga raised a number of concerns with how it is funded.

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As oil prices fluctuate, Nigeria is casting admiring glances at gold. But a researcher has given a stark measure of the risk of poisoning due to unsafely mining the precious metal.

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After a boy with down syndrome was shot outside his home, claims about the actions of South Africa’s police force have appeared online.

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South Africans who do drink are big boozers. But do they drink more on average than anywhere else in Africa and more than most in the world, as Zweli Mkhize claims? The post Fact-checking South Africa’s health minister on the country’s ‘relationship with alcohol’ appeared first on Africa Check.

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The News York Times reported South Africa’s global ranking for the total number of Covid-19 cases as its rank for rate of infection – a very different measure.

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With domestic travel starting up again we fact-checked a claim by South Africa’s transport minister that onboard “HEPA” air filters capture any form of virus, including the coronavirus.

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Obesity was implicated in many of the hospitalisations and deaths from the new coronavirus, the Daily Nation reported.

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A news website claimed that KwaZulu-Natal province was South Africa’s “murder capital” and the province’s Inanda township its “rape capital”.

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A news website claimed that KwaZulu-Natal province was South Africa’s “murder capital” and the province’s Inanda township its “rape capital”.

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The Nigerian central bank’s former deputy Obadiah Mailafia has a bleak take on the country’s finances.

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We fact-check Aproko Doctor’s tweet to his more than 500,000 followers. The post Are 80% of all diseases transmitted by hand? Nigerian doctor’s claim is misleading appeared first on Africa Check.

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In criticising the speed of South Africa’s easing of lockdown restrictions, an opposition party spokesperson claimed the WHO had declared the country unready.

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Dealers in Kenya’s popular second-hand clothes market are pushing the government to lift a ban on imports.

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The vital industry is staring at job losses due to Covid-19 regulations, but in seeking to cast a spotlight on the damage, Kevin Pietersen got his facts wrong.

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When the South African government announced opening up schools in the wake of Covid-19, a political party claimed the death of 10 children proved they were not less susceptible to the disease than adults.

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South Africa is capable of manufacturing vaccines, and has extensive expertise in testing them, but is not currently producing any from start to finish.

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Tax concessions are costing the country precious revenue while delivering little benefit, the country’s finance minister claims, and are way ahead of the global standard.

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On World Sickle Cell Day, a Nigerian TV station zeroed in on a disease that is often misunderstood.

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An opposition politician claims 58 cents out of every R1 in tax goes to the salaries of public servants in South Africa’s new national budget, revised in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Musalia Mudavadi has in recent weeks upped his criticism of the country’s economic managers.

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Following a “dark and shameful week” where gruesome murders of South African women again made headlines, president Cyril Ramaphosa said that as many as 51% of women in the country experienced domestic violence.

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In Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari’s 2020 Democracy Day speech he listed strides made under his administration.

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Allowing the sale of alcohol means more alcohol-related cases are admitted to hospitals.

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There was little pomp or fête to mark Madaraka Day in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The violent killing of women is undeniably a scourge in South Africa.

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